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Volume 10, Issue 10
 
 
 
 
October, 2017
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Thousands of organizations have provided CoachDeck for their volunteers, making us the most popular resource in North America. What they know is there is no faster and easier way to set up a practice than fanning out our 52 great drills, pulling four to the top of the deck and being ready to go in less than a minute!

In this issue: Even if you think you're a great coach the kids love, you'll want to read Dave Holt's article on the subject. You may pick up some tremendous pointers. Brian Gotta identifies five types of "nightmare' sports parents. Have you slipped into any of these behaviors? And Dr. Jim Taylor returns with the first of two parts on how athletes can refocus their minds for maximum performance.


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Positive Coaching vs. Negative. What is Your Style?
By Dave Holt

Baseball coaches will have to choose between positive coaching and negative coaching. It really boils down to which of the two communication styles you want to use coaching youth baseball.
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Five Types of Nightmare Parents
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Sports parenting is a tricky thing. While I believe most people are inherently good, when they become parents and their children get into a competitive environment, it can bring out some less-then-desirable traits in all of us. While there are many types of bad sports parents, I've observed five main categories through the years. Have you ever slipped into any of these? Read Article

 
 
 
 
How Athletes Can Perform Their Best When it REALLY Counts
By Dr. Jim Taylor

What happens to athletes as the big competitions approach that causes them to go from “all out” to “play it safe” in such a short time? And what can you do about it so you can set yourself up for success in the REALLY important competitions that are fast approaching? Read Article